Democracy Events

Privatization and Democracy in Postcommunist Europe: Did Political Institutions Matter?

May 04, 2005 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
John Gould, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Assistant Professor of Political Science, Colorado College

Progress Building Democracy in Nigeria

May 02, 2005 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Atiku Abubakar, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The full text of the speech is available for download. Watch a video of the vice president's presentation.

Election Observation Missions - Making Them Count

April 29, 2005 // 8:15am1:15pm
Africa Program
This conference examined recent history and trends in elections observation around the world, including steps for the future, with experts on elections in Africa, Latin America, and the former Soviet Union in order to develop a practice of effective follow-up on the recommendations of election observation missions.

Environmental Advocacy and the Movement for Nuclear Safety in Kazakhstan

April 26, 2005 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
Kaisha Atakhanova, Director, Karaganda Ecological Center, and 2005 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner from Asia, describes how the people of Kazakhstan were able to successfully resist a proposed law that would allow foreign countries to dispose of nuclear waste products in Kazakhstan.

Meeting Rising Community Expectations: From Landslide Prevention to Harbour Enhancement in Hong Kong and Three Gorges Project in Mainland China

April 22, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
China Environment Forum
Featuring Professor Lee Chack Fan, University of Hong Kong.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Thirst

March 14, 2005 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
This film documents community efforts in Bolivia, India, and the United States to confront government plans to privatize water services.

The Dynamics of Democratization: Civil Society in East Europe, 1996-2002

March 09, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Christian Haerpfer, Reader in the Department of Politics, University of Aberdeen and 2004-2005 Wilson Center Fellow

A Leading Social and Political Activist Reflects on the New South Africa

March 09, 2005 // 8:30am10:00am
Africa Program
A Roundtable discussion with one of South Africa's most passionate and articulate voices. Described by Nelson Mandela as "his favorite opposition politician," Patricia De Lille has made a substantial mark on South African political life – first as a trade unionist, then as one of the nation's most forceful voices of liberation, and most recently, as a member of parliament. Download the full text of her statement.

Update on Croatia: EU Accession Process and Presidential Elections

February 28, 2005 // 11:30am12:30pm
Global Europe Program
Ivan Grdesic, Professor of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia and Former Ambassador to the United States

Albania at the Crossroads: Integration, Elections or Instability?

February 03, 2005 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Global Europe Program
Fatmir Mediu, President, Republican Party and Chair, Committee on European Integration, Albanian Parliament; Please note:**Sali Berisha, Former President of Albania and President, Democratic Party, has returned to Albania due to a death in the family.**

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